Emma Watson’s ‘Perks of Being a Wallflower’ has R rating overturned, now rated PG-13 in US

Last month the MPAA revealed it had given an ‘R’ classification in the US to Emma Watson’s new film The Perks of Being a Wallflower.

This annoyed fans of the book and the film studio alike because a mature R rating would have restricted the audience that would have been able to watch the movie and in turn would have limited its box office potential.

Distributor Summit appealed the decision and today we are finding out that that appeal has been successful and the rating has now been dropped down to a PG-13, for “mature thematic material, drug and alcohol use, sexual content including references, and a fight – all involving teens.”

The film doesn’t have an exact release date yet but should be out later this year.

Posted by on March 9, 2012 at 9:22 pm.

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